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Financial planner linked to Trump evangelical adviser Robert Jeffress indicted for stealing $19 million from senior citizens

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A Christian financial planner endorsed by Donald Trump’s evangelical advisor Robert Jeffress has been indicted on Ponzi scheme charges after allegedly stealing millions from senior citizens.

Religion News Network reported Thursday that W. Neil “Doc” Gallagher, age 78, allegedly stole more than $19 million from senior citizens who heard his paid radio broadcasts in Texas.

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The day prior to his March 8 arrest, the Securities and Exchange Commission claimed Gallagher ran a “classic Ponzi scheme” in a complaint filed against him and two of his companies, the report noted.

In the scheme alleged by the SEC, Gallagher “continually signed up new investors and used their money to make monthly disbursements to earlier investors,” telling the senior citizens who gave him their money that those payments “were the profits generated through his surefire management of their retirement portfolios,” RNS reported.

The man who billed himself as “The Money Doctor” on the radio claimed he would help seniors plan their retirement and was guided by the scripture, blending investment advice with Christian messages.

“Our mission is to be a vehicle of God’s peace and comfort to as many people as possible,” the Gallagher Financial Group claimed on its website, “helping first with their financial peace of mind, then also with their spiritual, emotional, and family well-being.”

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According to the SEC, Gallagher has “no valid securities-industry credentials” and was in 1999 “reprimanded by the Texas State Securities Board for engaging in fraudulent business practices, including falsifying receipts and falsely advertising himself as a registered investment adviser.”


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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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